Having their moment… Party bags

No I don’t mean the ones you get at a five year olds birthday party, I mean the bags that complete any outfit, whether you are going to the work office party or for Christmas dinner with your old school friends that you haven’t seen in years. 

If you want to stand out from the crowd, don’t just pull our your plain leather clutch or your boring chained suede bag. Mix it up with frills, embellishment, velvet, shapes and prints! High streets are jumping on board and are bringing out amazing bags at bargain prices! I will definitely be getting the embellished floral bag from asos as pictured below!


December must haves

This winter, make sure you are knitted out with three of the best trends this winter: 
1. Ankle boots. Each season we see clothing trends mirrored in shoe trends. This season is all about embroidery, velvet and patent. Embroidery is for the more daring, making any outfit instantly a statement look. I already bought mine from Asos back in August, but they are only getting bigger and better and more embroidered! Velvet is a more subtle way to jazz up your ankle boots, making them look extremely luxurious and plush. Or go one step further and combine print and velvet, why not!? Last but not least is the patent boot, which has been around for years but has been reinvented using bright colours and tonal prints, what’s not to love?

Here are a few of my favourites:

2. Staple skirts. Embroidery and velvet also feature in skirts, with the addition of pleats and tulle midi’s. Dress them up or down, add flat shoes or heels, these skirts can take you anywhere. My favourite is the pleated midi skirts, team these with a chunky roll neck during the day and transform to a plain Bardot top for the evening. 

3. Winter knitwear. No one wants to look like they are wearing thousands of layers during the winter, regardless of how cold it is. Make sure this winter you combine the latest trends with comfortable cables. These knit picks will be sure to do both st the same time, double tick. 

Pleats updated

Finally a new take on the traditional pleat has arrived. Plisse! 

This is a form of pleat, where the fabric is puckered or crinkled permanently to give a beautiful effect. The shops are completely saturated with this fabric in every way possible. Whether its evening gowns, culottes or simple tshirts, there are a million ways to add a piece of plisse to your wardrobe. Better still, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg, what are you waiting for?

Glastonbury glamour

Everyones talking about it and it’s right around the corner. So you either fall into one of two categories:

1. Your so lucky and currently envied as your packing and getting ready for a week of festival antics.

2. You are currently sulking because you didn’t manage to get the sought after tickets.

If you are going, I suggest channelling the bohemian look. Effortless pieces will compliment your unwashed hair after day three and any item would be perfect thrown on with a pair of ankle wellies.

Here’s my bohemian inspiration board to resolve your last minute packing dilemmas. There’s plenty of tassels and fringing on the high street for a cheap and cheerful fix.IMG_3070

But don’t worry, if your answer was number 2, there’s always a silver lining. With what you could have spent on a Glastonbury ticket, here are a few fantastic finds you could buy instead! For this reason they are totally justifiable! Plus, they are all on sale (if you didn’t already know end of season sale has started so be prepared to get your elbows at the ready).

These perfect picks will soon demolish any Glastonbury blues.

Il let you into a little secret too; if you buy them all you’ll have 7p left over from your non existent festival ticket. Now there’s something to smile about.

Shoulder Bag: Zara £49.99


Playsuit: Topshop £25.00

Denim dress: Miss Selfridge £20.00

Heeled Sandal: Mango £69.99

Striped silk Dress: Uniqlo £29.95

Round Sunglasses: Whistles £30.00

What will you be wearing to Glastonbury?

Colourful culottes


It’s ever so nearly that time of year when there is guaranteed daily sunshine..I wish. But when your not sure what the weather is going to surprise you with, these colourful culottes will take you from day to night but also rain or shine. Teamed with sandals, loafers or heels and a plain white tee and you are sorted for any occasion. 

I’m lusting over topshop’s colourful tropical prints but on my ultimate wish list is Mango’s denim pair. These are unique and quirky and will leave you oozing classy and cool. I’m sure they will become more and more popular but for now, take that step and be your own fashion inspiration.

If your not brave enough to try the culotte, there’s always the summer palazzo pant or maxi skirt that will combat any wardrobe worries.

What’s your favourite pair on the high street?